Rainy Day Activities in Sylvan Lake

Sylvan Lake's indoor adventure

Indoor activities for a rainy day

With an average of 2,125 hours of sunshine a year, there’s no shortage of blue-sky days in Sylvan Lake. Believe it or not, sometimes it rains. So, what are some things to do in Sylvan Lake when the weather is wet?

You can skip the Google search and rest easy! Sylvan Lake has many indoor activities for days when a change of pace is in the cards.

Go for a swim!

The Nexsource Centre is Sylvan Lake’s local recreation spot for indoor action. The facility boasts everything from skating arenas, a three-lane track, swimming pool to a curling rink. The Whitecap Indoor Place Space is a great spot to burn off toddler energy with everything from a tube slide to a monster block activity play panel.

Make a splash at the pool! Sylvan Lake’s local swimming pool boasts a hot tub, wading area for toddlers, lane swim and two mini waterslides.


Axe Throwing

Connect with your inner lumberjack at Sylvan Lake’s Woodshed Axe Throwing. Tossing axes at a target is like Canadian darts and it’s a great way to let off steam. Small hand axes are thrown at digital targets and real end grain wood. As Central Alberta’s original axe throwing facility, the Woodshed offers eight lanes of axe throwing for a unique experience for anyone ages 10 and up.

As a bonus, there are not one but two breweries in town if you’re feeling thirsty afterward.


Indoor Skate Park

Incline Industries in partnership with Central Alberta Youth Unlimited is a drop-in Indoor Skatepark that is open for skateboarding and scootering.

Open year round, this indoor skate park is the perfect place for kids to hang out and try the latest tricks. The best part for parents? Timber Coffee Co. is under the same roof and serves a variety of hot drinks and snacks. Visit inclineindustries.ca for more information.

FIND IT: 4425 50 St

Warm up and SPAaaah

Treat yourself to a massage at one of Sylvans many spas and salons. Sylvan Lake has a unique history of steam baths stemming from the arrival of Finnish pioneers. These days, steam baths and spas are still a wonderful way to refresh. Indulge in a massage, steam baths, hydrotherapy, facials, mani pedis, herbal body wraps, and mud baths at Sylvan Steam & Spa, in the heart of downtown.


Sylvan Lake Downtown Shopping
Check out Sylvan Lake’s downtown shopping district along Lakeshore Drive and 50 street. Sylvan Lake is home to a curated number of boutique shops with something for everyone. Local shops are an adventure, and you can often score unique finds not found in big city chain stores. Small town shopping has a charm that’s hard to beat.

Catch a movie!
When you’re in Sylvan Lake in the rain or you’re exhausted from a day at the beach, Landmark Cinemas is a great option. Watch the latest movie, grab some popcorn, and enjoy a few hours of relaxation!

Don’t forget to eat!

Sylvan Lake has Sylvan Lake has plenty of spots to grab a bite. With over 20 different eateries to choose from, there is something for every appetite and budget. If you’re looking for small bites, check out one of Sylvan’s coffee shops or pubs.

When it’s raining in Sylvan Lake the options are endless and before you know it, the sun will be shining again.